The Pros And Cons Of Multiverses

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Imagine, if you were not yourself, yet at the same time you were. Imagine that you had led a completely different life. Maybe you were a soldier, an engineer, a banker, or maybe you did nothing with your life. What if you were born a with a different name, different gender, a different race; what if you were not born at all. Imagine a world where the American Revolution never happened, The Allies fell to the Axis, or the Cold War ended in nuclear annihilation. However, none of these scenarios are the facts of the world. You are you, you have not become something that you are not, and the world is as it is. The only place that these fantastical ideas can exist are in the world of fiction, because we live in one universe with one past and an …show more content…
However, they are just that: interpretations. All of which delve deeper into speculation, rather than actual quantifiable data. There is a large schism in the science community over whether or not multiverse is a legitimate science. Those that are oppositional to multiverse theories, are right in their skepticism. Seeing as a multiverse is not something that can be observed, it can therefore not be measured or tested, and that means it should be placed under scrutiny. For example: in Vilenkin’s paper, these island universes our past our horizon of observation, which means that for all intense and purposes cannot ever be observed and only be speculated upon. Most of the hypotheses for a multiverse are formed from logical steps within other hypotheses that have data to back them up. There is no actual theory on the multiverse as there are interpretations stemming from current theories and hypotheses of our universe. There are even those that argue that some of the theories that the multiverse is based on could be wrong themselves. A theory that is based on and dependent on other theories without any data to back itself up, cannot be taken with more than a grain of salt. Most will not argue that the multiverse does not have its own merit and worth of study, but to classify it as a science is where the issues come in. Some would say that it is more of a question on philosophy than it is a

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